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What’s on RNZ News at 8am – Dec 6

The Finance Minister Grant Robertson won’t be drawn on how much new capital requirements for banks will hit consumers; and the National Party leader Simon Bridges says the Prime Minister needs to provide answers about why one of her Ministers appears to have offered to help a friend with an immigration case.    

1.A man has died after being shot by police in the South Island town of Kurow late last night. Southern District Acting Commander Darryl Sweeney said police were called to a man's property about 9.05pm in Freyberg Avenue after he threatened suicide.

2.Formal impeachment charges are being prepared against US President Donald Trump abusing his power. The US House  Speaker Nancy Pelosi says announced the latest move before Trump claimed on Twitter that the Democrats have gone crazy and urge them to move quickly if they are going to impeach him.

3.One of the country’s fuel discounters says Government moves to increase competition will allow it to open in more places which will need to lower prices. The Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi has vowed to make changes to the fuel market as recommended by the Commerce Commission to increase competition. 

4.The Finance Minister Grant Robertson won’t be drawn on how much new capital requirements for banks will hit consumers. The big banks have been forced to nearly double the amount of capital they hold to support their lending to help them better withstand their major financial crisis.      

5.The National Party leader Simon Bridges says the Prime Minister needs to provide answers about why one of her Ministers appears to have offered to help a friend with an immigration case.   

6.The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are calling for a renewed effort to eliminate measles. The disease killed 180,000 people last year - mostly children - and globally cases in 2018 were up 167 per cent compared with 2016, according to new figures released by the CDC and the WHO this morning.

7.Samoa is entering day two of a nation wide lockdown with a mass vaccination drive underway.   

8.Flood water has yet to reach Wanaka's main street, but more rain is expected throughout today. Sandbags and black plastic sheets were covering the fronts of most businesses along Ardmore Street this morning as residents prepared for potential flooding.

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